* Date : 2019-04-10
President Moon Jae-in and his U.S. counterpart, Donald Trump, will hold a summit on April 11 in Washington D.C. amid a stalemate in nuclear talks between the U.S. and North Korea. Since it will be their first meeting after the breakdown of the summit between Trump and Chairman Kim Jong-un in Hanoi, all eyes are on what can be done to entice the North back to the negotiation table - more frankly, whether “restricted inter-Korean economic cooperation” will be tabled for discussion as an economic incentive for the regime. President Moon, during his Independence Day Address on August 15, said inter-Korean economic cooperation could bring in KRW 170 trillion (US$150 billion) over the next 30 years.
“The Chamber” analyzes the economic effects of inter-Korean economic cooperation using the prime examples of the Gaeseong Industrial Complex and the Mt. Geumgangsan Tourism Project to predict its potential.